The WISE GK-12 Project objectives are to infuse interdisciplinary watershed research and computer mapping technology into the high school curriculum of Newport News. This project will provide Graduate Fellows a valuable teaching and communication experience while they apply their findings directly to benefit the environment and society.
In collaboration with CNU faculty, NNPS teachers and (CNU graduate student) Resident Scientists will guide their students in an inquiry-based field sampling and GIS spatial analysis project to address critical ecological issues impacting the local Chesapeake Bay watershed.
This initiative offers attractive incentives for each participating teacher:
- Project designed around Virginia SOLS and NNPS Earth Science Curriculum
- All project-related materials provided
- Give teachers a "Resident Scientist" for their classroom (up to 10 hours per week)
- Significant Teacher Compensation
Through our fellowship program we:
- Communicate science and research to various audiences and ages
- Stimulate interest in science among high school students and teachers
- Promote a national effort to advance scientific knowledge